Think about what makes successful people better than those who aren’t successful. Getting to the top is not easy, requiring hard work and much sacrifice.
Successful individuals set goals and work to achieve them. Also, they believe in doing right, even when no one sees them.
However, when we consider those who aren’t successful, we often encounter two types. First, there are those who don’t work hard, who think mainly of their own interests, although they do appreciate the successful individuals around them. Then there are the unsuccessful people who are liars: they lie about everything and spend their lives trying to ruin others. They are good at making up numbers. They claim to be successful but have no proof.
And worst of all, these unsuccessful ones spend time denying the success and hard work of those who achieve.
Remember, hard work is like sunlight and truth. It cannot be hidden. Again and again the light of the sun and the truth of good people keep emerging to shine over everything, to brighten the earth and our lives.
Hard work and honesty are the truth
but lies are short and untrue
Sooner or later
Everyone will learn the truth
Truth lasts forever
Truth is stronger than any small or large lie
And liars are always losers
Because honest and true people are winners
Alaha Ahrar (C) All rights are held by the author.
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Ariadne’s Notes!: The World Poetry Café with Hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Neall Ryon welcomed the amazing Jazz musician and professor, Phil Haynes to the show , July 21st on CFRO 100.5 FM. A fascinating look into the world of jazz combined with advice for a beginning Jazz band in Africa, stories and music. In addition, a warm welcome to our new very competent operator Sarah Ho who is helping for a few months. To hear the show: CLICK HERE! Music played:
Aveteranartist based in New York for 25 years,Phil Haynesis featured on more than 65 LP, CD, and DVD releases by numerous American and European record labels. Haynes’ debut, The Paul Smoker Trio’s QB with Anthony Braxton, was named the #1 recording of 1985 by esteemed critic Kevin Whitehead.
Theinternationalmedia have compared his drumming to masters Jack DeJohnette, Roy Haynes and Elvin Jones, and his compositions to Duke Ellington, Charles Ives, Charles Mingus and the Art Ensemble of Chicago.His performances were recently noted to be “The perfect middle between tradition and avant-garde, between power and sophistication, between accessibility and adventure. . . standards with a new sense of drama, dynamics, and true moments of fun.”
In addition to the critically acclaimed three recordings for Enja Records by the composer’s collective, Joint Venture, Haynes’ diverse and distinctive dozen recordings as aleaderinclude: Continuum (violinist Mark Feldman’s jazz debut); the ground breaking and iconic ensemble 4 Horns & What?; his first recording of jazz standards, A Couch in Brooklyn (featuring Israeli born pianist Micu Narununsky and bassist Drew Gress); The Hammond Insurgency with B-3 organ virtuoso Jeff Palmer; Free Country’s trilogy of Americana with cellist/vocalist Hank Roberts; the singular solo drum-set recording, Sanctuary, as well as No Fast Food, a defining saxophone trio featuring NEA jazz master David Liebman.
Moving to centralPennsylvaniain 2003, Haynes founded the nationally noted Jazz@Bucknell chamber series in 2005 and was subsequently appointed as Bucknell University’s Kushell Jazz Artist-in-Residence. From 2007-2012, Haynes taught courses in Jazz History, directed his multi-media/new music Bucknell Interdisciplinary Improvisation Ensemble (BIIE), coached the University Jazz Band rhythm section and soloists, worked with various small ensembles and recitalists, maintained a vigorous private studio, and led the Bison Band. His past two years have featured appointments as interim Director of Jazz Studies for both Susquehanna University, PA, and Nazareth College, NY.
Artists Haynes has appeared onCDwith include Theo Bleckman, Anthony Braxton, Adam Caine, Joe Daley, Dave Douglas, Mark Dresser, Marty Ehrlich, Ellery Eskelin, Mark Feldman, Ken Filiano, Vinny Golia, Drew Gress, Mark Helias, Lindsay Horner, Ed Jackson, Ritsu Katsumata, David Kikoski, Frank Lacy, Andy Laster, David Liebman, Tony Malaby, Denman Maroney, Michael McNeill, Micu Narunsky, Jeff Palmer, Hank Roberts, Herb Robertson, Ned Rothenberg, Rich Rothenberg, Ted Rosenthal, Michelle Rosewoman, Steve Rudolph, Steve Salerno, Ed Schuller, Paul Smoker, Michael Stevens, David Taylor, Andreas Willers, Gebhard Ullmann, and Tom Varner.
Other diverse performers that Haynes has appeared with inconcertinclude John Abercrombie, Ralph Alessi, Tim Berne, Bobby Bradford, Don Byron, Bill Carrothers, Billy Childs, Marilyn Crispell, Joshua Davis, Jack Dejohnette, Bill Dobbins, Marty Ehrlich, Jon English, Michael Formanek, Joel Frahm, Charles Gayle, Steve Gilmore, Ben Goldberg, Arnold Hammerschlag, Peter Herbert, Ingrid Jensen, Dean Johnson, David Liebman, Albert Manglesdorf, Tony Marino, Ron McClure, Tony Micelli, Ben Monder, Glenn Moore, Varden Ovsepian, Paul Plimley, Steve Rudolph, Eddie Severn, Louis Sclavis, Leni Stern, John Stowell, John Swana, Steve Swell, Greg Tardy, John Tchicai, Gary Thomas, Thomas Ullrich, Roseanna Vitro, J.D. Waters, Tim Warfield, Kenny Werner, Kenny Wheeler, Larry Willis and Andrea Wolper.
In addition to his ‘Sanctuary’ solo concert presentations and duet performances with David Liebman, Herb Robertson & Paul Smoker, current Haynestouringensembles include his: romantic, folk-Americana string band, Free Country, featuring cellist/vocalist Hank Roberts; saxophone trio, No Fast Food, w/ bass titan Drew Gress and NEA jazz master David Liebman; electrified & blues drenched organ unit with Paul Bratcher & James Yanda, The Hammond Brothers, as well as the collaborative classic piano trio, Day Dream, w/Steve Rudolph & Drew Gress. www.cornerstorejazz.com/shop/